Jia Yi Gu

is a Los Angeles-based architectural researcher, curator and designer with a special interest in critical and alternative practices in architecture. She is Assistant Professor at Harvey Mudd College and co-director of Spinagu. She develops exhibitions, texts, public programs and experimental projects. (+)

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Jia Yi Gu is a Los Angeles-based architectural curator, scholar, and educator with a special interest in critical and alternative practices in architecture. She is director and curator at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and co-director of Spinagu. She develops exhibitions, texts, public programs and experimental projects.

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EXTENTS: Lossy/Lossless


Lossy/Lossless is the inaugural exhibition in the new M&A Storefront, presenting an architectural diorama by EXTENTS. The installation assembles a handful of Sunset Boulevard’s past and future objects. A custom made tableau wraps the walls with markers of the boulevard’s history, as well as signifiers of its nascent development. Piles of tires from a bygone flat-fix co-mingle with newly installed bike racks; payphones abut boutique placards. Some elements appear ghostly and translucent while others are willfully pixelated – each caught in a moment of disappearance or loss. 

Curator, Materials & Applications,  Los Angeles, March 9 - June 15, 2019.

Installation view of Lossy/Lossless by EXTENTS.